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3301.0 - Births, Australia, 2011 Quality Declaration 
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Births, Summary statistics for Australia(a)


2001
2010(b)
2011(c)

Fertility
Total fertility rate(d) rate
1.729
1.886
1.884
Total fertility rate for Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Islander mothers(d)(e)
rate
2.193
2.575
2.740
Crude birth rate(f) rate
12.7
13.4
13.3
Net reproduction rate(g) rate
0.833
0.906
0.903
Births
Males no.
126 298
152 739
154 996
Females no.
120 096
145 164
146 621
Persons no.
246 394
297 903
301 617
Sex ratio(h) ratio
105.2
105.2
105.7
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
births(e)
no.
11 405
16 129
17 621
Nuptial births no.
170 675
196 937
198 342
Ex-nuptial births no.
75 719
100 807
103 098
Median age of mother years
30.0
30.7
30.6
Median age of father years
32.3
33.1
33.0

(a) Includes Other Territories.
(b) Fertility rates for 2010 have been calculated using revised 30 June 2010 estimated resident population based on results from the 2006 Census.
(c) Fertility rates for 2011 have been calculated using preliminary 30 June 2011 estimated resident population based on results from the 2006 Census.
(d) Births per woman.
(e) Due to changes over time in the completeness and coverage of responses by the parent(s) to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander question on the birth registration form, care should be taken when interpreting changes in the data.
(f) Births per 1,000 estimated resident population.
(g) Daughters surviving to reproductive age per woman.
(h) Number of males per 100 females.


CONTENTS

Births
Includes: Births, Median age, Multiple births
Fertility rates
Includes: Total fertility rates, Age-specific fertility rates
States and Territories
Includes: Births, Median age, Total fertility rates, Age-specific fertility rates
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander births and fertility
Includes: Births, Median age, Total fertility rates


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